Update 21:40PM: Sony has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be returning to the PlayStation Store next week on 21st June. However, they also advise people play the game on PS4 Pro or PS5, as the game on base PlayStation 4 is still somewhat lacking in terms of performance.
The Sony spokesperson told IGN, “SIE can confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 will be re-listed on PlayStation Store starting June 21, 2021. Users will continue to experience performance issues with the PS4 edition while CD Projekt Red continues to improve stability across all platforms. SIE recommends playing the title on PS4 Pro or PS5 for the best experience.”
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It seems that CD Projekt Red and Sony are preparing for Cyberpunk 2077 to return to the PlayStation Store. A game entry for Cyberpunk 2077 has reappeared on the digital storefront, but at this point in time, you are only able to wishlist the game, not purchase it.
It’s a bit of added convenience for those who already own the game digitally, as it means you can search the store for the game and redownload it, which some people might find to be as obvious as delving into their game library on either PS5 or PS4.
Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December 2020, but it was surrounded by controversy as players on base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in particular found performance to be effectively unplayable and significantly behind the quality of the PC version – though that version of the game was also plagued by bugs and issues.
This let to CD Projekt Red announcing a high-profile refund policy that saw the game delisted from the PlayStation Store in what many felt was a punitive action by Sony. Despite this, CD Projekt has been able to post record revenues and profits.
CD Projekt Red has pushed out several major updates for Cyberpunk 2077 through the first half of 2021, while also dealing witht he fallout of getting hacked and having to delay their whole development roadmap. The most recent version 1.22 making a smaller iterative step over the massive update 1.2 released at the end of March.
One question mark has hung over the game, as the game has remained delisted from the PlayStation Store throughout all of this. When will the game be relisted? It seems that we’re getting closer to that point, but it’s not clear what, if anything, has really changed from Sony’s perspective. Version 1.22 was released back in April, so it’s possible that there is a major version 1.3 update that has been submitted with the goal of meeting a minimum quality threshold for Sony.
This is not likely to be related in any way to the native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S version of the game, which is not expected until closer to the end of 2021.